Dropped Object Prevention Standards are Coming in 2018
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Dropped Object Prevention by Industry
Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas is a vast global industry which includes Onshore and Offshore Production rigs, derricks and installations, Downstream Refining and Petrochemical complexes as well as derrick and ship construction.
Working in the Oil and Gas Industry is known to be dangerous. Offshore rig workers contend with the threat of severe weather, large moving equipment and pipe, and knowing that if anything goes wrong, help is a long way away. Working at height has a different meaning in the offshore segments as even workers on the bottom deck of the rig can endanger teams suspended below the structure or divers sub surface.
Wind and Solar
The global push for renewable energy has made wind and solar installation and maintenance markets are some of the fastest growing globally. Because of the rapid growth of jobs in these markets, many workers are inexperienced in working at height and benefit from a systematic approach to safety. Wind turbine technicians work at great height, rappel down turbine blades for repairs, or fit into confined spaces of the nacelle atop the wind tower.
Construction include a wide range of work at height including high rise and bridge building, Industrial and residential roofing as well as building finishing. Jobs include Iron and steel workers, pipe fitters, concrete masons, carpenters, electricians and construction laborers and helpers.
Construction work is physically demanding, often at great height and has the highest rate of injuries of any occupation. Work continues in all weather conditions year-round in most locations stopping for only the most severe weather conditions.
Tower safety includes utilities, power distribution and telecommunication Towers.
Like workers in the wind industry, technicians climbing utility poles or communication towers reach great height. Work in these segments is more regular than other markets and so technicians tend to be more seasoned in specific roles. Like the wind market, limited barriers can be erected to prevent harm from a falling object.